The powerful psychoactive herb Salvia divinorum belongs to the Lamiaceae (mint) family and is used in traditional spiritual and curative treatments by the indigenous Mazatec people of southern Mexico. More recently, this plant and its extracts have been used recreationally, and this is now emerging as a social issue in the United States, Europe, Japan, and other countries. Thus, the sale of S. divinorum has become prohibited in several countries due to its psychoactive effects.
|Title of host publication||Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 2|
|Subtitle of host publication||Stimulants, Club and Dissociative Drugs, Hallucinogens, Steroids, Inhalants and International Aspects|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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